Crosby hasn't played since sustaining head shots in consecutive games in January. He says the last 10 months have been frustrating, but that he knew he needed to take his time.
He was cleared by his medical team on Sunday, and his return has generated playoff-like buzz.
He fielded questions from dozens of reporters after the team's morning skate. The 24-year-old says he's not sure how much he'll play against the Islanders. Coach Dan Bylsma admitted it will be difficult to keep his captain off the ice.